Custom Metadata


Some journal tag sets allow for metadata above and beyond that which can be specified by this Tag Set. This element is used to capture a metadata element that has not been defined explicitly in the models for this Tag Set, so that the intellectual content will not be lost.


The <custom-meta> element allows for an infinite variety of name/value pairs, with few constraints on the length or content of the value. This element will probably be used for special cases, product-specific material, or other unusual metadata, for example, the journal-history information preserved in at least one publisher’s Tag Set.


id Identifier
xlink:actuate Actuating the Link
xlink:href Href (Linking Mechanism)
xlink:role Role of the Link
xlink:show Showing the Link
xlink:title Title of the Link
xlink:type Type of Link
xmlns:xlink XLink Namespace Declaration

Related Elements

The element <custom-meta-wrap> acts as a wrapper element to contain an infinite number of <custom-meta> elements. Each <custom-meta> element houses a name/value pair, <meta-name> and <meta-value> respectively, which name and provide a value for a single metadata field.

Model Information

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  custom-meta  %custom-meta-model;                          >


The following, in order:

This element may be contained in:

<custom-meta-wrap> Custom Metadata Wrapper

Tagged Example

<journal-title>Biodiversity &amp; Mutation</journal-title>
<meta-value>for biotechnology professionals</meta-value>